The council required a collaborative supplier able to provide a flexible capacity of highly skilled multi-disciplinary teams to support it in the design, development, integration and delivery of services.
Socitm Advisory was appointed following a competitive tender process. The contract, which is worth £1.925 million over nine months, will see the consulting organisation deliver work packages aimed at transforming ECC’s technology services function and developing its technical portfolio of change.
The focus of this work is to move the council from a previous programme of technology modernisation, which was falling short of expectations and in need of redesign, to a new portfolio of work focussed on delivering real value to the authority and the citizens of Essex. This will lead the council towards a new technology footprint which is sustainable and underpinned by best practice processes, procedures and governance.
David Bryant, Chief Executive of Socitm Advisory, said: “We are delighted to be working with Essex County Council to help transform the way services are delivered across the county. Socitm Advisory has a growing relationship with ECC, which will be further enhanced by this new programme of work. Drawing on our expertise in innovative transformation in the public sector, we will work closely with the council and its partners and suppliers to create a secure, reliable, and flexible modern infrastructure that enables new ways of working to benefit both the council and its customers.”
Jason Kitcat, Executive Director of Corporate Development at Essex County Council, said: “Socitm Advisory has delivered at pace with strong, credible, grounded advice to help us re-imagine our technology services function. Through Socitm we’ve been able to access highly experienced experts to assist us with every aspect of our roadmap as well as providing excellent interim leadership at short notice during a restructure.”
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